• Tue / 19 October 2021 / 13:29
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Iran FM, UN chief discuss JCPOA, latest developments in Afghanistan

Iran FM, UN chief discuss JCPOA, latest developments in Afghanistan

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a phone conversation with Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres.

Amir-Abdollahian referred to Daesh terrorist acts in Afghanistan in recent days and expressed concern about the situation in Afghanistan.

He said terrorist activities and the targeting of worshipers, along with the new wave of Afghan refugees, have added to the responsibility of the United Nations and its secretary general in this regard.

The Iranian foreign minister called for serious action by the UN secretary general to stop and confront terrorism in Afghanistan.

Guterres said while continuing to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, the United Nations emphasizes the need for the formation of an inclusive government that represents all Afghan ethnic groups and minorities.

Later in the phone conversation, Amir-Abdollahian referred to a regional conference on Afghanistan in Tehran and stated that the conference is set to be attended by the foreign ministers of Afghanistan's neighboring countries.

In this call, Amir-Abdollahian also referred to the nuclear negotiations and stated that the recent talks between the Iranian deputy foreign minister and European Union Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Enrique Mora were positive and that they will continue their negotiations next week in Brussels.

He stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran supports negotiations that have tangible practical results, and if parties to the JCPOA live up to their obligations fully, Iran will return to fulfilling its commitments too.

Amir-Abdollahian referred to the issue of prisoner exchanges, saying, "We consider the issue of prisoners to be humanitarian and we do not want this issue to be tied to the nuclear talks".

The top diplomat also invited Guterres to visit Iran.

Expressing hope for the success of the nuclear talks, Guterres said the United Nations has always supported the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and, after Trump's departure, it has sought a way to restore the situation to the time before the United States withdrew from the nuclear deal.

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